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Pubudu Mawata, Seenimodara, | Nakulugamuwa, Tangalle 82300, Sri Lanka
+94 76 628 1563
08:30 - 10:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 08:30 - 10:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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137 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2016

Surya Garden is located on a great tranquil secluded beach approximately 10 minutes tuktuk ride from Tangalle. We went there as we were staying at the neighbouring Last House. When we arrived around 2pm, there were 2 staff in the place but no customers. Attracted by the sign on the beach saying that they had the best homemade chips, we... More 

Thank MTBSteve11
Thionville, France
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320 reviews
220 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2015

we arrived from the beach after taking pictures , and nothing was written; strange;some bungalows were looking like abandonned ;we took 2 plates and the fork and spoon and knifes were smelling rost ( it was awful smell; i dont know if soem tourist sleep there but good luck for them...forget it

1 Thank patrick h
Sydney, Australia
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 July 2013

We headed to Surya Garden on our first night in Tangalle in search of a western dish and were greeted by the owner, Manuela, at the beautiful garden villas. Manuela apologised that it was their offseason so they could only serve us basic Italian dishes and then gave us a tour of the property. We had the bruschetta, carbonara and... More 

1 Thank MiaMack
Melbourne, Australia
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2013

Excellent Italian and Sri Lankan food. Great minestrone and pasta. Great fish curry. Big serves. Big wholesome salads. Everything is made from scratch so be prepared to wait for your meal. It is worth it.

1 Thank Lindy T
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2013

My boyfriend and I are visiting Sri Lanka for the first time. Apart from the stunning weather and picturesque beach, we are most impressed by kind, good natured local people and amazing food. After a week of visiting three regions, we both decided it's the time for an Italian food fix. My boyfriend is Italian and he was most excited... More 

1 Thank juma3108
Barcelona, Spain
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 7 August 2012

The carte offers both sri lanka and italian food and it's all excellent. Rice n curry is nice but after 3 weeks trVelling you might want to taste something different... Pasta is home madd and the fried pizza is simpe but you will think you have died and gone to heaven...

Thank Frida_bcn
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55 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2012

Who needs mediocre Italian food in Sri Lanka ? The Italian woman who supposedly should be cooking for her guests is just hanging out and surfing the internet while guests feel sorry for the poor singalese cook. Admittedly, we were the only guests, but such negligence don't even deserve the many dogs around.

1 Thank Edelchen
London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2012

What a wonderful place for lunch run by the most incredible Italian woman, Manuella. The ambience is beach chic with large cushioned area's circling the relaxed restaurant. Be Warned you have to book for lunch or dinner 24 hours before hand but as we were staying a few properties down from the restaurant/cabanna's this was no big issue. I had... More 

1 Thank worldwolf

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$15
Fusion, International, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Cash Only, Free Wifi
Good for
Open Hours
08:30 - 10:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
08:30 - 10:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
08:30 - 10:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
08:30 - 10:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
08:30 - 10:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
08:30 - 10:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
08:30 - 10:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Pubudu Mawata, Seenimodara, | Nakulugamuwa, Tangalle 82300, Sri Lanka
  • Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Southern Province  >  Tangalle
  • Phone Number: +94 76 628 1563
Located inside the lush tropical gardens just steps off the beach is the open air restaurant at Surya Garden. Featuring globally influenced cusine created by a world travelled western chef in a welcoming and relaxed atmosphere. Come sample inventive, always changing with the market, beach inspired bbq, pastas, ceviches, and sandwiches complete with homemade sourdough. Visit us in the morning for a traditional western continental breakfast of breads, fruits, granola, spreads, and yogurts. Join us for tropical inspired classic cocktails and inventive small bar bites as well.

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?